The Green Sheet Online Edition
July 28, 2008 • Issue 08:07:02
New webinars target PCI education
MasterCard Worldwide added three new Web-based seminars to its Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) Merchant Education Program. Joshua Peirez, Chief Payment System Integrity Officer, MasterCard Worldwide, said, "The new modules are highly informative and address areas of interest identified by past training participants."
Here is a brief explanation of the new modules:
- Network Segmentation: How merchants can segment internal networks and computer systems to minimize the scope of PCI DSS compliance audits and self-assessment questionnaires, which can make merchant compliance easier and reduce costs associated with remedying data security problems.
- Maximize Internal Preparations for PCI DSS: How merchants can build internal PCI compliance management teams and what they should expect from qualified security assessors when merchants undergo audits.
- Data Encryption: Understanding Encryption and PCI DSS: How cardholder data is encrypted and the basic concepts of symmetric and asymmetric algorithms. This session also addresses how the PCI DSS encryption requirements can enhance the overall security of mechant businesses.
All webinars are interactive and customizable, offering training sessions tailored specifically for merchants.
MasterCard created the PCI Merchant Education Program in collaboration with data security professionals. In addition to providing education, the program enables merchants to access free network scans, enabling them to identify potential weaknesses in their network security systems. Since the program launched in October 2007, MasterCard reports that more than 1,625 registered users have viewed the modules. The webinars are available at www.webcasts.com/mastercardpci. MasterCard also offers the Academy of Risk Management, a suite of online seminars, global conferences, and other tools and materials designed to help make payment systems secure. For more information, visit www.mastercardsecurity.com.
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